Volume 44 of #TheSoulMixtape features some NU Jazz in the form of Banks of Four and some great Soul/Folk/Jazz courtesy of Lani Hall, Hip Hop via Black Moon and the UK’s own TY, R’N’B via a Timbaland production of Jazmine Sullivan and the independent spirit of Daru, Gwenn Bunn and Cherri Prince. Top that off with a heavy dose of Funk care of The Meters and Marie “Queenie” Lyons plus much more.




This edition of #TheSoulMixtape features a tribute to some of my favorite DJ’s, namely the tastemaker that is UK DJ Giles Peterson, the US own DJ’s DJ: DJ Jazzy Jeff and the late great NY’s own David Mancuso of the Loft/Garage etc.




19 year-old Prince created these jazz-funk masterpieces from the Loring Park Sessions in 1977.
He produced all of the arrangements and performed all of the instruments himself.
Prince, Andre Cymone And Bobby Z recorded instrumentals in the rehearsal room of Owen Husney’s Loring Park office.
They sound like well-crafted compositions rather than spur-of-the-moment jams.
The tracks feature keyboards (Prince), Bass (Andre), Drums (Bobby Z).




This volume of #TheSoulMixtape starts with Moonchild talking about what Neo Soul means to them and then taking a trip through some great examples of the genre before taking diversions into Reggae, Acid Jazz and straight up Soul territory! Greats like The Isley Brothers mix with (what were) upstarts like Bilal and Van Hunt, all the way to those Acid Jazz Funkers from the UK Driza Bone and the Brand New Heavies.




Our good friends on Mixcloud, Soul Cool Records, have posted the best of #TheSoulMixtape which includes some new material too. An hour and 45mins of Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, Rare Groove, Soulful House and more, mixed with interviews with the likes of Jill Scott, 9th Wonder, Erykah Badu and Busta Rhymes. Check it out …





Tape 40 of #TheSoulMixtape kicks off with the O.G Dougie Fresh on Hip Hop (Together with some old school hip hop tracks), features some great Neo Soul from Dwele and my own mix of “Better and Better” from Eric Benet and Lalah Hathaway, some great Reggae from Paradise and Derrick Harriott, topped off with soul and rare groove from the likes of Carrie Lucas and the Pointer Sisters….and much more!



TAPE 39 of #TheSoulMixtape features interviews and a selection of tracks from the great Al Green, Some Broken from Phuturistix, Jazz Funk from Three Pieces, Matt Bianco and James Polk, Hip Hop from 9th Wonder, Jay Z and Kanye, plus the soulful sounds of Carl Hall, Donny Hathaway (With an excellent Stevie Wonder composition) and Diana Ross.




TAPE 38 of #TheSoulMixtape features the late great Michael Jackson, 90’s RnB from Joe, 00’s RnB from Kevon Edmonds, 80’s choons from the likes of Bryan Loren, Wyndjammer and the Hudsons. Some Jazz Funk from the likes of Ronnie Laws and Asha Puthli, classics from Patrice Rushen and Kleeer……. the list goes on.




I used Technics 1210 turntable..forgot the mixer.
My first recorded tape in early 1987 , a young Venus dj , the first mix are not perfect i try hard to puzzle it, the rest of the mix is interesting belive me , but was interesting for me after 30 years old i fount this tape is the glourious vinyl of funky jazz I got. for the titles contact me in my fb page please!!!
Rose Marie Lentini aka Dj Venus




#THESOULMIXTAPE NO.37 features some 80’s soul classics from Glenn Jones and Funk Deluxe, Hip Hop from Mobb Deep as a tribute to Prodigy who passed when this aired on plus some great Reggae, Soulful house (In the form of a great cover of classic 90’s ballad KISSING YOU by Keith Washington) as well as some Rare Groove nuggets.



Selection of Soul-Jazz covers:

Al Green – Light my fire
Marcela Manabeira- Human Nature
Tokyo Cloudy Cruise- Jazz Carnival
Michael Jackson- Aint no sunshine
Rodney Franklin-It never rains in Southern California
The Souljazz Orchestra- Celestial Blues
Rare Essence- Sun goddess
Mario Bondi- Rio De Janerio Blues
Etta Jones- Nature Boy



#THESOULMIXTAPE NO.36 features a section on Disco with Nile Rogers talking of its influence, more classic HipHop and the samples that birthed the tracks, some boogie and steppers as well as some excellent soulful house music featuring a Glenn Lewis Remix and Sterling Ensemble..



Die Band um Mastermind Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick zählt seit Jahrzehnten zu den unumstrittenen Aushängeschildern der englischen Jazz-Funk-Szene. INCOGNITO inspirierten mit ihrer mitreißenden Mischung aus Jazz, Funk und Soul eine ganze Generation und Künstler wie z. B. Jamiroquai und The Brand New Heavies.

Nun kommt die bereits 1979/1980 gegründete Band für 3 Konzerte nach Deutschland:

24 Nov – Ludwigsburgh Germany – Scala Theater Ludwigsburg
25 Nov – Minden Germany – Jazz Club
27 Nov – Offenbach Am Main Germany – Capitol


Das hört sich dann ungefähr so an:




#THESOULMIXTAPE NO.35 includes a Hip Hop session showcasing the original samples, neo soul from the likes of Raheem Devaugn and Eric Roberson, Reggae from Scientist, Broken from Taylor McFerrin plus some great 80’s grooves from the likes of Ingram.



Faith Evans, Action Brosnan, Deborah Cox, Beloyd, John Handy and more:



Kleiner Mix mit Coverversionen von Marvin Gaye Hits:

T Boy Ross- I want you
By all means- Lets get it on
Leon Ware- Come live with me angel
Donnie Elbert- I heard it through the grapevine
Jimmy Riley- Sexual Healing
Richard Evans- Mercy Mercy me
Jason Miles- Heavy love affair
Angela Bofill Boz Scaggs- Aint nothing like the real thing
Donny Hathaway- Whats going on